Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) states that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” It protects individuals from sexual or gender-based bullying, discrimination, harassment, and violence. This includes protection from being retaliated against for filing a complaint of discrimination or harassment.
New York University (NYU) is committed to complying with Title IX and related laws and guidance, enforcing University policies prohibiting discrimination, and maintaining a safe learning, living, and working environment. To that end, the responsibilities of NYU’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) include managing the University’s response to reports of discrimination, including alleged violations of NYU’s Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy (Sexual Misconduct Policy). Specifically, Mary Signor, Assistant Vice President, Office of Equal Opportunity, serves as NYU’s Title IX Coordinator, and is responsible for overseeing the above-referenced policy. She is a resource for any questions or concerns about sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, or other forms of sexual misconduct, and is available to discuss your rights and judicial options.